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Christie’s to Auction Vasily Vereshchagin Painting on Behalf of the Brooklyn Museum

Christie’s Russian Art Sale in London. on November 28, features Vasily Vereshchagin’s Crucifixion by the Romans, painted in 1887 in Paris, with an estimate of £1,000,000-1,500,000. The picture will be sold to benefit the acquisitions fund of the Brooklyn Museum, where it was exhibited for the last time in 1932.

Vasily Vereshchagin “Crucifixion by the Romans,” 1887, oil on canvas, Christie’s Images Ltd.

Sarah Mansfield, Head of Christie’s Russian Art Department says: “To offer such an incredible work is an exciting moment for any specialist. We would like to thank the Brooklyn Museum for their cooperation and we are looking forward to presenting Crucifixion by the Romans to an international audience, for the first time in 80 years, on 28th November.”

Other canvases on offer include Rufin Sudkovskii’s 1881 work “A Storm Near Odessa” (est. £1-1.5 million, $1.6-2.4 million), Konstantin Yuon’s 18 “A Sunny Day” (est. £700,000-900,000, $1.1-1.4 million), and Sergei Vinogradov’s “The Belfry and Cupola of the Uspensky” (est. £550,000-750,000, $860,000-1.2 million).

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